Lawrence Elmer Leimkuehler, 96, of rural Marshall, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Slater, with Rev. Robert Sisney and J.B. Durham officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be held in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Slater First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund or Slater Ambulance District in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born north of Marshall on Aug. 14, 1911, he was the son of the late Joseph Leimkuehler and Minnie Brinkman Leimkuehler. He was a 1931 graduate of Marshall High School. On Sept. 4, 1935, he married Margaret E. Nichols of Miami, who preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 1997. He had lived in Saline County his entire life and was a farmer for 60 years. He was a member of Fairville Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School superintendent for 17 years and deacon for 20 years. He then became a member of Slater First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for more than 40 years. He was a charter member in 1989 of Mid-Missouri Antique Power Association. His hobby was collecting and showing antique tractors and toy tractors.
Survivors include one son, Clyde Leimkuehler and his wife, Martha, of rural Miami; one daughter, Jo Ann Sedlak and her husband, Daniel J., of Winchester, Kan.; one sister, Grace Bock of Marshall; five grandchildren, Danny Leimkuehler, Lynn Leimkuehler and twin sister, Leigh Ann Graves, Sarah Carney and Mark Sedlak; two great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; one niece; and nephew.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Magalene Riete Leimkuehler.
Additional information provided per family recompense.